Senators would like to see Kay Bailey Hutchison as NATO ambassador
WASHINGTON -- Key senators said Tuesday that they'd welcome the idea of sending Kay Bailey Hutchison to NATO as the U.S. ambassador -- a pick that would reassure allies at a critical time.
Former colleagues lauded the Texas Republican's grasp of foreign policy and they, like European partners, would view her as a solid emissary at the headquarters in Brussels.
President Donald Trump hasn't filled the post yet but she has emerged as the leading contender, according to CNN. Key senators in both parties said Tuesday they'd heard nothing from the White House about Trump picking Hutchison. But without exception, they liked the idea.
"She would be a great public servant in that capacity," said Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, which would review the nomination.